America Trek TNG

A prof writes criticisms of stuff like this: “‘Stay Healthy, Stay Woke,’ ‘Microaggressions’, ‘Understanding White Privilege.’ The 12-to-one ratio of liberal to conservative college administrators makes them the most left-leaning group on campus.”

Here’s the entirely predictable response: “after penning an op-ed for The New York Times decrying the ideological homogeneity of his campus administration, a conservative-leaning professor at Sarah Lawrence College discovered intimidating messages — including demands that he quit his job — on the door of his office. The perpetrators had torn down the door’s decorations, which had included pictures of the professor’s family.”

So much of the country’s future depends on whether and how quickly the young can be rescued from the idiotic blather coming from people in the academy, who, for the most part, have never done serious work for a real private sector company, leaving aside the FAANG stocks – but don’t try looking that up on Google.

BTW, it’s a big mistake to call the critics liberal. JFK was a liberal and these dangerous and destructive clowns are leftists.

2 Responses to “America Trek TNG”

  1. Bosun Says:

    Well, my Friend, I call them Bolsheviks! As an HST/JFK Democrat, all I can say is the party has been hijacked by Bolsheviks. Speaking of real world experience Eric Hoffer, in his later years was on the faculty at Berkley. Hard to get more “Blue Collar”.

  2. feeblemind Says:

    re So much of the country’s future depends on whether and how quickly the young can be rescued from the idiotic blather coming from people in the academy,

    Here’s one that went under the wire and escaped.

    From the article:

    I “blew out” of the cult — to use its own lingo for leaving — after my senior year to attend a Catholic university 20 miles away. I still read the Apostle Paul, but Jane Austen and James Joyce, too. Then I earned a PhD in English at the University of Minnesota, where I rehearsed Marx’s and Freud’s critiques of religion. Simmering with smug resentment, I was certain that I, an intellectual, was on the right side of history, a sworn opponent of the oppressive ideologies I ascribed to organized religion.

    But I had to climb only so far up the ivory tower to recognize patterns of abuse that I thought — in my new, secular life — I had left behind. Because academia, I slowly realized, is also a cult.

    Cults are systems of social control. They are insular but often evangelical organizations whose aims (be they money, power, sex or something else) are rooted in submission to a dogma manifested by an authority figure: a charismatic preacher or, say, a tenured professor. The relationship between shepherd and sheep is couched in unwavering commitment to a supposedly noble, transcendent cause. For the Living Word Fellowship, that meant “the Lordship of Jesus Christ”; for academia, “the production of knowledge.” In both cases, though, faith ultimately amounts to mastering the rules of the leaders, whose infallibility — whether by divine right or endowed chair — excuses all else.

    Looking back, the evidence was everywhere: I’d seen needless tears in the eyes of classmates, harangued in office hours for having the gall to request a letter of recommendation from an adviser. Others’ lives were put on hold for months or sometimes years by dissertation committee members’ refusal to schedule an exam or respond to an email. I met the wives and girlfriends of senior faculty members, often former and sometimes current advisees, and heard rumors of famed scholars whisked abroad to sister institutions in the wake of grad student affairs gone awry. I’d first come in contact with such unchecked power dynamics as a child, in the context of church. In adulthood, as both a student and an employee of a university, I found myself subject to them once again. . . . The Ronell scandal should alert us to the broader ways in which the 21st-century university is an absolutist institution, a promoter of sycophancy and an enemy of dissent.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/academia-is-a-cult/2018/10/31/eea787a0-bd08-11e8-b7d2-0773aa1e33da_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.c8c70a20d350

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